19 Retro Recipes – This collection is perfect for vintage-themed parties, dinnertime, and even potlucks. When you serve these dishes to your family and friends, they’re certain to recognize them from back in the day and feel a sense of nostalgia. From appetizers and main dishes to salads and desserts, we have the right recipe for you here—just like in the good ol’ times.
This recipe came to The Times in 2000 during the Bush-Gore presidential campaign when Family Circle magazine ran cookie recipes from each of the candidates' wives and asked readers to vote. Laura Bush's cowboy cookies, a classic chocolate chip cookie that's been beefed up with oats, pecans, coconut and cinnamon, beat Tipper Gore's ginger snaps by a mile. Here is an adaptation of that winning recipe. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)